MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive120% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit renk
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 16 '17 at 17:07
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
77.9% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 354
QC Float 393
QC Mixed 376
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 573
MC Float 576
MC Mixed 562
86% 570 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
Sapphire(174B E289) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
59.2% Above average
Lighting 164
Reflection 133
Parallax 185
53% 161 fps
MRender 120
Gravity 170
Splatting 164
64% 151 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 59.2%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
560GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 906
Write 570
Mixed 809
169% 762 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 21.1
127% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 26.7
DQ Write 492
DQ Mixed 106
128% 208 MB/s
Poor: 89%
This bench: 120%
Great: 152%
WD Elements 2TB
707GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
17.7% Very poor
Read 36.8
Write 35.2
Mixed 13.2
34% 28.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.14
57% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 17.7%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 2800 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
55.2% Above average
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 19.9
MC Mixed 17.8
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 15.6
SC Mixed 14.8
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 74.6
54% 74.6 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 99%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) Builds (Compare 3,327 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,109
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